School type Co-educational, all-through, day & boarding
Head of school Mr Mel Mrowiec
Co-ed Age Range 3-18
Curriculum IGCSE Harrow International School Hong Kong is the first international boarding and day school in Hong Kong. It opened in September 2012 and today has a combined roll of 1115 students from Early Years to Y13 in its Lower School and Upper School. Located in a magnificent crescent-shaped building with custom-built facilities near the Gold Coast, Tuen Mun, the School integrates elements of educational philosophy, practice and traditions from Harrow School in England into the diverse international community of Hong Kong to provide a highly distinctive education.
In delivering its vision statement, Leadership for a better world, the School places emphasis on high expectations of academic excellence, breadth and quality of extra-curricular achievement, positive contributions to the School community, and the development of leadership skills.
School Structure & Curricula
The School has a number of phases in its Lower School (K1 to Y5) and the Upper School (Y6 to Y13):
The School offers a wide range of team and individual sports, music, art, drama, cultural and academic extension activities. Through activity option choices and a number of core activities integrated into the timetable and in post-school enrichment time, the extra-curricular activities programme aims to develop skills associated with service, charity, teamwork, creative expression, leadership and challenge.
The quality of relationships and community life, and the personal formation of character are fundamental to the life of the School. In the Lower School, the Class Teacher is responsible for all aspects of each child's educational and personal wellbeing; in the Upper School, the House Master or House Mistress takes over the primary role in the pastoral care of students. Weekly boarding can begin from Y6 in the Prep School, but all students, whether day or boarders, are members of a House.
The majority of teachers are British: collectively, there is a great deal of experience in British independent (day and boarding, senior and prep) and maintained schools, and in international schools.
Harrow Hong Kong Leavers have been highly successful in gaining places at top universities on competitive courses in the UK, the USA and Hong Kong. Among the conditional offers gained by the current cohort of 49 Y13 students, there have been, for example, 6 from Cambridge, 2 from Oxford, and 7 from the London School of Economics. For further information, see the website.
The School offers scholarships, which are merit-based financial awards for students with gifts in areas of School life such as academic work and/or extra-curricular pursuits. Scholarships are available at the earliest from Y6.